The Squid Resource Assessment Group is the research and scientific committee which contributes to the management of the Southern Squid Jig Fishery.

The group provides advice to the South East Management Advisory Committee on the status of the squid stock, the impact of squid fishing on the marine environment and the type of information needed for stock assessments. They also evaluate the impact over time of the squid harvest strategy, stock depletion and recovery rates, confidence levels for fishery assessments and risks to the success of fishery objectives. Compliance and economic factors affecting the fishery are also evaluated and reported on by the group.

This group provides an avenue for consultation between industry members, fishery managers, fishery economists, fishery scientists, conservationists and other interest groups.

Summary of the latest decisions and outcomes

Download the minutes from the October 2020 SquidRAG 25 meeting minutes.

Next meeting

The next SquidRAG meeting date will be advised shortly.

Current research priorities

Further information on the current research priorities for the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery, the Small Pelagic Fishery and Southern Squid Jig Fishery can be found on the Fishery Research Plan page.

Past meetings

Past minutes, recommendations and advice can be found on the Squid Resource Assessment Group past meetings page.


Members are appointed for the period 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2022.

  • Mr Bruce Wallner, Chair
  • Dr Lara Ainley, AFMA member
  • Dr Shijie Zhou, scientific member
  • Mrs Debbie Wisby, industry member
  • Mr Terry Romaro, industry member
  • Mr Robert Curtotti, economic member


Heather Johnston
Executive Officer
Tel: 0419753619
Email: heather.johnston [at]